Roger Creager

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For more than a decade, Roger Creager built a reputation on his distinctive brand of hard-core, rabble-rousing Texas Country music, on his rich, full-bodied voice that can carry a tune for miles, and on his exceptional ability to work thousands of Texans into a rabid frenzy with his voice and guitar, in the great concert tradition of Jerry Jeff Walker and Robert Earl Keen. Along the way, he's been writing some mighty fine instant classics about family heirlooms, fields of bluebonnets, and late night trips to Mexico. Four albums, hundreds of thousands of road miles, and an ever-expanding fan base later, Here It Is has Roger Creager laying his cards on the table with thirteen songs that are arguably his best batch yet. "It's been five years since Iíve put out anything new," Roger says. "So it's five years of evolving and maybe even maturing, although it's still me." Actually, it's more of him than ever. For the first time, he's written or co-written every song on the album. The first single, "I'm From the Beer Joint" plays to Creager's honky-tonk wildcat image informed by his live album, as he declares his preference for independent drinking establishments. "It's not going to change any lives, but it sure is fun," Creager laughs about the sing-along, before turning serious. "But who wants to listen to a whole album of that?" He's aiming for something higher. "I hope there's a song here that penetrates your soul, too," he says, leaning forward. "There's a few that may do just that. I aimed with a shotgun. I really did try to mix it up. There's love songs [Missing You], drinking songs [the aforementioned "Beer Joint"], up-tempo dancing songs [I Love Being Lonesome], groovy little tunes [Tangle Me in You], one about a man who's screwed up and he's driving like hell through the middle of the night to get home [Driving Home]. 'I Loved You When' is my best story song yet. It doesn't even tell the whole story. It doesn't have to. It gives you just enough to know there's a history there. Itís all you need to know." The two catalysts behind the album were Lloyd Maines, the go-to producer who produced Creager's first albums, and Radney Foster, the Texas kid from Del Rio, whose songs and productions have established him as one of country music's most innovative and edgy operators. Radney teamed up with Justin Tocket, a talented producer himself, to co-produce this project. But Roger himself is the biggest catalyst of all. The Corpus Christi native was raised on songs like Guy Clark's "Desperadoes Waiting For A Train" and Gary P. Nunn's "You Ask Me What I Like About Texas" and under the influence of Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, and Jimmy Buffett, along with Willie, Waylon, Cash, Merle, and even Sinatra. He graduated from college and spent two years in Houston working a 8-5 gig. He finally listened to his heart and moved back to College Station to pursue a life in music. Working without a paycheck was liberating. "I'd always been a slacker," Roger admits, "and I could easily see myself failing in music because I wasn't trying hard enough. So I promised myself that would be one excuse I'd never use. I just got out there and busted my hump." In 1998, he released Having Fun, then blew open the doors two years later with I Got the Guns. The title track, a striking piece about his granddad and his family, became a staple on more than 200 radio stations programming Texas Country Music. Long Way To Mexico and Live Across Texas grew his audience beyond state lines. Here It Is speaks to those broadening horizons. "I was in 14 countries last year," Roger says. "I want to take our music to a wider audience without compromising the integrity of the music. I'm taking some of who I am to where I'm going." "I've always tried to make records where every song is different so I can listen to them over and over again instead of forty five minutes of essentially the same song," he says. With Here It Is, he can do just that. This go-round, he's staying on for the whole ride.
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03/08/2011 - Hooker, Creager, Fowler next to play Crosby Rodeo - Read More
07/30/2010 - Two of a kind Creager and Fowler look forward to playing here - Read More
04/22/2009 - "Live Music Series at The State Line" - Read More
05/20/2007 - Roger Creager: "To hell with radio!" - Read More
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Average Rating : 0              Total Reviews: 355

Roger Creager  10/06/2005            
Roger Creager  10/02/2005            
R Stewart
This guy is a great example of whats wrong with Texas Music, what the world needs is yet another Pat Green sound alike.....
Roger Creager  09/20/2005            
Randy H
I will admit that his "stage persona" and posey album cover photos are sort of ridiculous, but his music is still pretty decent. And that's coming from someone who hasn't lost faith in "real" TX music. I guess there must be a bunch of people who he pissed off, because his music is pretty decent. The live album, however, has AWFUL sound quality, and I would rather listen to someone scraping their fingernails on a chalkboard than have to listen to it again.
Roger Creager  09/05/2005            
Roger is the best singer ever!!!!!
Roger Creager  08/15/2005            
Best live album of the year, Great energy!
Roger Creager  07/31/2005            
A fan from now on
I just saw Roger for the first time at the Mosquito Festival in Clute. What an awesome performance! It is a real joy to see someone perform who is having just as much fun as the audience. His lyrics hit home - "I've been there!!".
Roger Creager  07/07/2005            
always a fan
roger is a true texan who will always kick ass. this man is simply amazing no matter what size venue. also, i will go out on a limb and say that he is even better live than on cd.
Roger Creager  05/18/2005            
Hi! I love Roger Creager! He sings so well and his songs hit the spot! He is very real and people really relate to his lyrics! I cant wait to see him in concert again! And I definitly recommned buying all of his c.ds!!!!!!!!!!!
Roger Creager  05/09/2005            
This guy is awesome. Every CD I bought has not been disappointing. He has what Pat Green used to have. He sings songs about Texas and will most likely stick to his roots unlike Pat. I think he is one of the the best Texas singer-songwriters out there.
Roger Creager  05/04/2005            
I love Roger Creager, he is so much fun to see in concert and is always just the same sound wise as he is on the CD's. He is real and is a great country music singer. He is the next big star from Texas! Good Luck and keep on!
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